Our research

Health and wellbeing themed research has a particular focus on topics ranging from public health to superannuation and retirement. The main research centres that contribute research to this theme are the Centre for Health Economics and the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability. There are also numerous researchers from across our seven departments who undertake research under this theme.

Our main contributing research capabilities in health and wellbeing include, but are not limited to:

  • public health
  • ageing
  • equity and diversity
  • risky behaviour
  • superannuation and retirement
  • health systems management and innovation.

Examples of research under this theme:

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor
This paper provides much-needed insight into how alcohol consumption would look under a different alcohol pricing regime, by applying a brand new technique. Read Dr Anurag Sharma's insights here.
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Depression and anxiety treatment for pregnant women and new mothers

Brand new findings for a mental health policy puzzle
Casting new light on one of the biggest issue in mental health: how to get pregnant women and new mothers treated for depression and anxiety.
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Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity
Obesity is a global epidemic. The number of obese adults has doubled to more than 600 million worldwide since 1980, according to the World Health Organization.
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